May 23, 2017 Last Updated 1:50 PM, May 15, 2017

Department of Microbiology

The Chair of the Department, faculty and staff from Microbiology Department are pleased to welcome you to the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.

The Department of Microbiology is a Biomedical Science Department within the School of Medicine at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.   The Department administer the Immunology course to first year medical students, Medical Microbiology to second year medical students and Microbiology to nursing students.

Our students are involved not only in regular class activities, but also we incorporate innovative instructional and learning methodologies such as virtual modules intended to complement the course lectures using integrated exercises directed to apply the basic microbiological and/or immunological problems to solve medical problems.  

The Microbiology Department have implemented with success a program to prevent academic failure and to implement specific interventions according to the students’ needs.  The program includes: individual tutoring, small group discussion tutoring and virtual classes in selected topics.

The Department works multidisciplinary together with the other departments in the implementation of the organ-based curriculum of the medicine program.

Our faculty teaches and conducts research on infectious microbes and the immune system.  Our mission is to advance knowledge in the areas of bacterial multidrug resistance, fungal dimorphism, signaling in inflammation, and immunonutrition, in order to build up the knowledge necessary to better understand microbial pathogenesis and the discovery of future antimicrobial treatments.

As part of SJBSM efforts to strengthen its research activities and improve scholarly productivity among faculty and students, we have established a collaborative research agreement with the Brigham Women Hospital affiliated to the Harvard Medical School that have provided a unique set of resources and have allow the participation of students and faculty to participate and directly interact with Faculty at Harvard and establish the SJBSM/BWH Translational Research Summer Training Program for medical students and recent medical graduates.  Also, the Microbiology Department at SJBSM has established collaboration with the Infectious and Global Diseases Research Program at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus to give support with specialized instruments and work in collaborative research.

We strongly believe that our students have an incredible opportunity to make relevant professional and scientific advances and contributions while at SJBSM as well as after graduation, whether they work in hospital, academia, health administration or any other clinical or healthcare organization.

Faculty

  • Shirley D. Valentin Berríos, Ph.D

    Shirley D. Valentin Berríos, Ph.D

    Chief Department - Associate Professor

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    P: 787-743-3038 ext:234
  • Ramón Scharbaai Vázquez, Ph.D.

    Ramón Scharbaai Vázquez, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

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  • Martha E.  García Osorio, M.D., M.S.

    Martha E. García Osorio, M.D., M.S.

    Assistant Professor - Immunologist and Specialist in Virtual Education and Certified Virtual Tutor

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  • Alba Y.  Mendoza, B.S.

    Alba Y. Mendoza, B.S.

    Microbiology Laboratory Technician

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